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Mass Fatality Planning for Rural Communities

  • 05/20/2021
  • 8:30 AM
  • 05/21/2021
  • 12:30 PM
  • Virtual

AWR 232 is an 8-hour, DHS/FEMA-certified, tuition-free, awareness-level course. The goal of this course is to teach participants the basics of mass fatality response while providing opportunities to exchange rural perceptions and brainstorm solutions to simulated emergencies.

Responding to a mass fatality incident, which includes the recovery, identifications, and reunification of the deceased, is one of the most difficult aspects of disaster response. In times of crisis, small, rural, and tribal communities are often ill-equipped with facilities to manage large numbers of casualties. When the time comes, communities must be prepared to use available resources to properly manage the remains that will result.

Regardless of the agencies or organizations that respond, whether they be governmental agencies or private or non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the responsibility to coordinate and manage these outside resources rests with local authorities

Topics include (but not limited to):

  • Define mass fatality and possible scenarios
  • Identify methods of obtaining Federal resources.
  • Identify issues to be considered in mass fatality response planning.
  • Explain the importance of mass fatality response planning.
  • Identify potential resources that should be included in a response plan.

Who Should Attend:

  • Coroner/Medical Examiners
  • Emergency Management Personnel
  • All First Responders
  • Public Health Officials
  • Community Stakeholders
  • Citizen/Community Volunteers
  • Funeral Service Providers
  • Hospital Staff

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) now offers virtual, instructor-led training opportunities using Zoom for Government. This new training modality offers a secure, encrypted environment so that emergency responders can train virtually anywhere.

This 8-hour course will be presented over two consecutive days. Each day will consist of one 4-hour training session. Participants are required to use their own computer, tablet, or smartphone during the course. Each participant should log in a few minutes early to test the audio and/or video connection. While downloading the latest Zoom client app is beneficial, it's not required.

Registration is required through the RDPC website. Register for this course by visiting the following link: www.ruraltraining.org

Registration Deadline:  May 18, 2021 @ 5:00 PM

Participants are required to register no later than 24 hours in advance. A minimum of 20 registrations must be received to ensure the class will be held. FEMA S.I.D. REQUIRED. Register for your FEMA Student Identification Number by visiting https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid

Sponsoring Agency:  Cherokee, Oklahoma Police Department


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